The last time I rode a bike with my dad, Aaron Fink, it was 2008 and we were mountain biking in a wooded park near Gloucester. One wrong move sent him to the emergency room that day, and left him with a fractured tibia and at the start of what would turn out to be a long recovery. There were months of progress and setbacks, and finally a knee replacement surgery. Five years later, it is amazing to see his progress. It’s almost as if nothing had happened. Read the rest of this entry »
Kathryn Carlson, fluent Polish speaker, sudoku addict, and proud Wisconsinite, is the mastermind behind Buca Boot. Basically, it’s like a mini car trunk for your bike that locks. I was excited to learn about it, because I can’t count how many times I’ve wished something like this existed. With the help of a Kickstarter campaign, she hopes to bring it to the masses early next year. Read the rest of this entry »
Edwin lives near Dudley Square and works downtown. When his bike broke down, he became a regular Hubway rider. Edwin also DJs regularly around Boston. Catch him at The Squealing Pig or River Gods. Edwin was also featured in this earlier post with Jessie Partridge.
Ride on, Edwin!
I had the pleasure of meeting Megan several years ago while I was working at a store selling high-end second hand clothing. She would come in, bike helmet in tow, throughout the year, rain or shine. I remember asking her a lot of questions and seeking advice, especially on rainy days. Seeing her riding year round was part of what inspired me to start taking cycling more seriously as a way to get around the city. She is one of the few people I know who can pull off an effortless style while riding a bike almost every day of the year. Read the rest of this entry »
Nivia is co-owner of the popular and long-running Roxbury restaurant Merengue. With her husband Héctor, they’ve been serving up delicious Dominican favorites since opening in 1994. This past Sunday was Circle the City’s Open Streets Open World on Blue Hill Avenue, and the entire street was closed off to motorized traffic for the enjoyment of the community. Nivia was kind enough to let me take her photo with her blue Electra cruiser. I asked if she rides a lot. “Not as often as I would like” she replied before riding off down a car-free Blue Hill Ave with Héctor. Later, as motor vehicles were allowed back onto to the street and a steady stream of cars and trucks sped by, I understood why.
Ride on, Nivia!